social policies

Majority of Russians believe in Putin’s promises: Poll

March 22nd, 2012 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A majority of Russians consider president-elect Vladimir Putin's lavish campaign promises trustworthy and reasonable, and hope he will fulfill at least part of them, says ... Read more...

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Free generic drugs at all public health facilities: Azad

February 27th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The central government will provide free generic drugs at all public health facilities from April 2012 in an effort to reduce the financial burden on ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Foreign meddling cannot bring democracy: Putin

February 23rd, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The development of democracy in Russia must proceed along its own sovereign course without any outside interference if the country is to avoid popular uprisings, ... Read more...

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67 mn school age kids deprived of education: UN

July 4th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 4 (IANS) At least 67 million children of school-going age are still denied the right to education due to financial, social or other challenges, such as health ... Read more...

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Vietnam to host 44th ADB annual meeting

April 13th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Apr. 13 (ANI): The 44th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank's Board of Governors will be held in Ha Noi, Vietnam, from May 3 to 6.About 3,000 participants, including ... Read more...

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Cannabis use ‘leads to psychotic symptoms in teens, young adults’

March 2nd, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): A new 10-year long study has found that the use of cannabis leads to development of psychotic symptoms in teenagers and young adults.Professor Jim van Os from Maastricht ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tunisia Revolution: Security forces move to protect nation from Islamic zealots

February 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Tunis (Tunisia), Feb.21 (ANI): With authoritarian rule coming to an end in Tunisia, the interim government is faced with a delicate situation in deciding the role of Islam in the nation's politics.Last ... Read more...

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Moldova fails to elect president, crisis deepens

December 7th, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chisinau (Moldova), Dec 7 (DPA) Moldova's parliament Monday failed to elect a new president in a critical showdown vote, intensifying a political crisis in the former Soviet republic. A total of 53 MPs ... Read more...

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Drama reveals Queen’s spats with Margaret Thatcher

November 8th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.8 (ANI): A new Channel 4 series, set in 1986, has dramatised the tense relationship that existed between Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.In one act, Thatcher ... Read more...

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